For the first time in 80 years, salmon spawning in the upper Columbia River

Thanks to 60 salmon that were released in 2019 above the Grand Coulee and Chief Joseph dams for the first time in more than a generation, chinook salmon have spawned in the upper Columbia River system.

Colville Tribal biologists counted 36 redds along an 8-mile stretch of the Sanpoil River, a tributary of the Columbia, in September.

LINK (via: The Spokesman-Review)

 

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